Photo: Michael BlechingerTragedy was narrowly averted over Minneapolis.Modern airports and aircraft are packed with all kinds of technical safety wizardry. But some days, the clouds come down, some signals get crossed, and scary things happen. In this case, a US Airways Airbus 320 with 90 pa ... More >>
Photo by EuroMagicPeanut allergen nuts rejoice! The folks on Capitol Hill might have heard your nonstop rally cries and done something about it. Peanuts on a plane could be a thing of the past if a current proposal makes it past the Department of Transportation. In February 2009, loyal Northwe ... More >>
Via WikipediaTalk about a rotten trade: Delta Airlines, which now calls Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport one of its major national hubs after its takeover of Northwest Airlines, ranks just 15th out of 18 in the latest Airline Quality Rating from Purdue University and Wichita State U ... More >>
Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the heroic pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 that landed in the Hudson River after a bird strike, will be in town to sign copies of his book "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters."
The fame of Dan Lacey pours syrup at the feet of the Old Gray Lady.
Bachmann made false claims that the six "flying imams" who were briefly detained at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport in 2006 were here for a "victory celebration" for Rep. Keith Ellison.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Peanut allergy sufferers have another worry: whether flying Northwest is a death wish. The airline is reinstating their peanut snacks as they continue to merge with Delta and some customers are pretty pissed off.
They cut her umbilical cord. Now, she's cut off from them forever.
U.S. Airways to start selling advertising on barf bags, over 5,800 Iraqi civilians were killed in May and June, Joel Siegel walks out on Clerks II, human pong, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The turbulence at Northwest Airlines has some people fearing the sky is falling. It could be the sound of ticket prices dropping.
Bankruptcy: The Ultimate Union-Busting Tactic There's a terrific analysis of the pre-strike motives of and stakes for both Northwest Airlines and its unionized mechanics in today's Wall Street Journal. Sadly, stories on the Journal's website are available to subscribers only, but we'll try to prese ... More >>
Or, How to Make an Albatross Fly Why should Minnesotans care about the proposed merger in the headlines today, of America West and US Airways? Because the airline industry in general has been illin' for some time, and while Northwest is not, like US Airways, in Chapter 11, or, like America West, rec ... More >>
How a once-mighty union sold out thousands of workers on the eve of retirement
Special "hush kits" make airplanes quieter. Do they also make them more dangerous?
How safe is it to fly on Northwest or other U.S. airlines? Don't ask the FAA.
A newly rehabilitated--and temporarily stabilized--Northwest Airlines is poising itself for the next round of industry mergers and acquisitions.